Oscar Awards 2014 Live Stream Free Online** PCTV 2nd March 2014

Mark Gill and Baldwin Li are hardly household names but their 13-minute film The Voorman Problem boasts a stellar cast in Tom Hollander and Martin Freeman and could win them an Oscar - they are shortlisted for the Short Film (Live Action) award.

Malcolm Clarke, whose The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life is nominated for the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject, now lives in Canada but learned his trade at the BBC and Granada TV

Watch Oscar Awards Here: http://tinyurl.com/nza325v

Watch Oscar Awards Here: http://tinyurl.com/nza325v

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave leads the UK charge while the best actress shortlist iincludes Cate Blanchett, the star of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

Irish rockers U2 are nominated for best original song for Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom but its star Idris Elba missed out on the nominations.

Londoner Sally Hawkins is nominated for best supporting actress - also for Blue Jasmine - alongside Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle, Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years A Slave, Julia Roberts for August: Osage County and June Squibb for Nebraska.

Another of 12 Years A Slave's stars, Michael Fassbender, is nominated for best supporting actor along with Barkhad Abdi from modern-day pirate drama Captain Phillips, Bradley Cooper for American Hustle, Jonah Hill for The Wolf Of Wall Street and Jared Leto from Dallas Buyers Club.

McQueen's best director nomination puts him up against Martin Scorsese for The Wolf Of Wall Street, American Hustle's David O Russell, Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron and Alexander Payne for Nebraska.

Captain Phillips, made by director Paul Greengrass, who launched his career on World In Action before heading for Hollywood, is one of nine contenders for best film.

It faces competition from American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity and Philomena with t he Spike Jonze film Her, Nebraska and The Wolf Of Wall Street completing the shortlist.

The three films with the most nominations are 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and American Hustle - all three have been winning the most Best Picture awards in the run-up to the Oscars.

Unfortunately some very good films - Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street to name just two - are unlikely to take home any of the major prizes.

There is no doubting that this year has been a great year for film. It's the first year in which the Academy's decision to nominate more than five films for Best Picture seems justified.

The three films with the most nominations are 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and American Hustle - all three have been winning the most Best Picture awards in the run-up to the Oscars.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

(No subject)


WebElements: the periodic table on the WWW [http://www.webelements.com/]

Copyright 1993-20010 Mark Winter [The University of Sheffield and WebElements Ltd, UK]. All rights reserved.